Praia, Jan 7 (Inforpress) – The handball national team of Cabo Verde begins this Monday at the Cruz Quebrada Internship Center in Portugal, the nine-day preparation stage for the 24th African Nations Championship, CAN 2020, which takes place in Tunisia.
The internship of the Creole squad runs from 6 to 14 this month and the coaching staff, which called the majority of athletes resident in Portugal, has a work plan that includes bi-daily training, with the purpose of building a strong group to be able to compete for the best positions.
The CAN 2020 will be held from 16 to 21 this month in Tunisia and Cabo Verde shares Group C with the national teams of Tunisia, Ivory Coast and Cameroon and the Creole squad will mark its unprecedented debut in this biggest African competition in terms of nations.
The national team of Cabo Verde is now led by Portuguese José Tomás who succeeds his countryman Luís Monteiro, coach who left the Cabo Verdean team, claiming professional reasons. Portugal, with 14 players summoned, dominates the list, followed by Cabo Verde, Germany, Spain, and France, with one call each.